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The President’s Farm

Many U.S. presidents grew up on a farm.  However, their duties as chief executive often took them away from rural life for months or years. …

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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg. So on the 150th…

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The Liberty Bell

July 4th, 1776…Indpendence Day in the United States.  One of the symbols of our freedom is the Liberty Bell.  But most folks don’t know the…

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Benjamin Franklin, Inventor

His first invention involved a kite–and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too… SharePrintEmail

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Jim Thorpe

In 1912 he was proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete and some of his Olympic records from that year still stood two decades later. He was…

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A Star Athlete

When you think of historically great collegiate football programs, names like Notre Dame, Penn State and Alabama might come to mind. Most people don’t name…

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Punxsutawney Phil

He’s by the far the oldest and wisest ground hog in the nation and every February 2nd, you can be assured that the eyes of…

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